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(CBC)   Confront a customer about leaving a dog in a vehicle on a hot day? That's a firing if you are a Walmart employee   (cbc.ca) divider line 61
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2013-07-10 09:36:41 PM  
11 votes:
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2013-07-10 09:34:36 PM  
10 votes:
CSB:

Back in 1997 or so on a very hot 95-degree San Diego August afternoon, I noticed a dog panting furiously in a car parked right in front of the Blockbuster where I worked. I paged the store asking for the dog's owner to come forward. He did not. I waited about 5 minutes and I paged again, stating I'd call the cops if the dog wasn't let out in the next 5 minutes. (Please note: this was in an upper middle class neighborhood and our cops took very good care of us.) A guy angrily walked up to the counter and said it was HIS dog, and he could do whatever he wanted to to it! I kindly informed him that the law begs to differ. He stormed out of the store. The other person on duty with me (also another assistant manager) looked at me and said, "Thank you so much for doing that." I did not get fired, and I'm certain I wouldn't have gotten fired if the customer had complained. It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car. fark that asshole. And good for this lady for sticking up for that dog. Next time, she should just call the cops immediately and not say anything to her boss or the customer. Let him find out the hard way that animal neglect is an actual crime.
2013-07-10 10:54:46 PM  
5 votes:
FriarReb98:.. you can't just farking tell your manager you're going to go above their head for anything and expect to keep your job.

Above the managers head? The manager is not part of the chain of command between a citizen and law enforcement, even if that citizen is an employee.
2013-07-10 10:04:10 PM  
4 votes:

Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.


We should always be following orders, even when they are immoral or illegal. Everyone knows if you're just following orders you're exempt from responsibility for your actions or inaction, both morally and legally.
2013-07-10 10:46:03 PM  
3 votes:

ski9600: RealFarknMcCoy2: Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun. I'm talking less than 15 minutes. DO NOT leave your dog in a car if it's over 70 degrees outside. If you get delayed, and someone doesn't come along and get the dog out, you could come back to a dead or dying dog.

Ok, I can see this in Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, etc.  You've got to realize that this person is a dog lover and wanted to take the dog on an adventure.  And this adventure occurred in Canada.  That place is not similar to the heat index than somewhere like Las Vegas.


I live in the area.  It's been farking hot and humid these past few weeks.  A week ago a toddler died in a hot car - it's been all over the news.  Good for the employee.
2013-07-10 10:20:33 PM  
3 votes:

Anastacya: mongbiohazard: Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.

We should always be following orders, even when they are immoral or illegal. Everyone knows if you're just following orders you're exempt from responsibility for your actions or inaction, both morally and legally.

He told her to come to him with an issue. She said no, I am going to call the cops and not come to you. How is that exempting her? He never said to not say anything, he simply said to see him first. While I appreciate your lovely sarcastic attempt to say that we should all be drones, telling your boss that you aren't going to report things to him and instead go over his head is generally grounds for firing anywhere.

But hey, we should all be edgy and stand up to our bosses because fark authority, yea!


If your boss is being a dumbass because he cares more for the corporation than the life of an innocent animal, hell yes, we should stand up to them.

"I was just following orders" or "I'm just doing my job" is never anything but a lame-ass excuse.

Besides, she wasn't even on the clock so she was outside the authority of the manager at that time.
2013-07-10 10:05:05 PM  
3 votes:
If the temperature outside is higher than 70, it's too hot to leave your dog in the car, even if it's "just for a few minutes," even if the windows are cracked. The interior temperature can exceed a safe level in "just a few minutes." Remember, your dog doesn't have sweat glands, his only cooling mechanism is panting.
2013-07-10 09:48:20 PM  
3 votes:

WTP 2: why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????


Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.
2013-07-10 09:45:46 PM  
3 votes:
why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????
2013-07-10 09:37:53 PM  
3 votes:
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It doesn't even have to be that hot outside to be dangerous.
2013-07-10 09:34:47 PM  
3 votes:
Wal-Mart is a truly awful company.  People who shop there should have their heads examined.
2013-07-10 09:31:43 PM  
3 votes:
Meh, more Walmart shoppers should leave themselves in their cars.
2013-07-10 07:47:51 PM  
3 votes:

Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.


If I see a dog in a car, and it doesn't look like it's doing so well,  I'm going to have them page the "owner of the (make, model) vehicle" to come to the front of the store so I can let them know how the dog's doing. Especially if I don't know how long that dog's been in that car. It's  easy for a "just get in, get out" shopping trip to end up lasting longer when you're actually in the store and seeing things you just now realized you need.

Even mildly warm weather can cause the inside of a vehicle to get too hot, especially if the sun's out. Give that pup a hug and be careful, okay? She sounds like a sweetie who deserves some fun.
2013-07-10 11:26:22 PM  
2 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?


No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??
2013-07-10 11:07:08 PM  
2 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun.

I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshiat on that.


So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.
2013-07-10 11:05:55 PM  
2 votes:
2013-07-10 11:01:02 PM  
2 votes:

jeremie: FriarReb98:.. you can't just farking tell your manager you're going to go above their head for anything and expect to keep your job.

Above the managers head? The manager is not part of the chain of command between a citizen and law enforcement, even if that citizen is an employee.


Yeah, that odd viewpoint jumped out at me too.
2013-07-10 10:37:12 PM  
2 votes:

Malacon: Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car

A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.


I've used a station wagon parked in full sun on a hot day to sterilize bedding and clothes while fighting a bedbug infestation. It works well.
2013-07-10 10:10:03 PM  
2 votes:
This woman looks like she escalates situations. She does something. Then she tells them. Then she argues, saying next time she'll call the cops, then argues with the manager, then gets fired, then goes to the press, then probably get five friends to picket the WalMart and eventually gets asked to leave, which turns into tasering and arrest, etc. etc.
2013-07-10 09:58:55 PM  
2 votes:

Carth: Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.


Big box stores like WalMart, IKEA, Costco and so on sell food for immediate human consumption, and I don't know about your area, but in Alberta, it's illegal to allow non service animals into stores that sell food this way
2013-07-10 09:44:11 PM  
2 votes:
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This is what we will do to your car after we free your dog!  SNES for those old enough to know.
2013-07-10 09:38:54 PM  
2 votes:
Wear a sign that says: "I WAS FIRED FROM WALMART FOR SAVING A DOG IN A HOT CAR" - see how long that lasts esp. if you walk around Walmarts parking lot.
2013-07-10 07:58:45 PM  
2 votes:
I get the feeling that she's the kind of person who will now spend every waking moment at that parking lot until they finally ban her from the property.

/Because teh widdle doggies neeeeeeeeed her and NO ONE CARES ABOUT THEM!!!
//I dated a person like that once.  It didn't take long to find out.
2013-07-11 11:30:53 AM  
1 votes:

BuckTurgidson: The man took his dog back to the truck and rolled up the windows, leaving them open about an inch,

WordyGrrl: Even mildly warm weather can cause the inside of a vehicle to get too hot, especially if the sun's out. Give that pup a hug and be careful, okay? She sounds like a sweetie who deserves some fun.

When it's 100 degrees out and I'm at work, my dog and every human outside is suffering 100 degree heat.

With multiple windows cracked an inch or more, the interior temperature of the car is ambient, the same heat none of us can escape.


You think the interior air of a car with all the windows cracked an inch will stay the same temperature as the outside air?

Do me a favor, try it sometime.
2013-07-11 11:13:47 AM  
1 votes:
Idiot self-righteous broad defies a direct order from a supervisor and gets fired?

Where's the controversy?  If she felt strongly about the dog she could have called the police anonymously and shut her stupid trap for the sake of earning her rent money.

/You can't fix stupid.
2013-07-11 11:05:15 AM  
1 votes:
Problem is, she thinks shes a farking vigilante hero. She should have called the cops and went about her own business.
2013-07-11 06:31:33 AM  
1 votes:

Carth: WTP 2: why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????

Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.


People can be allergic. Not to mention the health hazard if it decides to shiat somewhere in the store. Not to mention they are annoying when they jus don't shut up
2013-07-11 03:20:23 AM  
1 votes:
On the plus side, she no longer has to work at Walmart.
2013-07-11 01:49:59 AM  
1 votes:
I commend her attitude concerning the dog but her response to the manager was probably what got her fired.

I worked at JC Penny decades ago, selling suits. This was when it seemed every thief caught by any employee suddenly could sue the stores they worked for, especially if the employee laid hands on the bugger. (Like grab him by the arm before he steps off the sidewalk.)

So, we were ordered NOT to go after thieves ourselves due to assorted liability issues. We were to call a code over the loud speaker which identified our area and would bring a manager running, who would then go confront the thief.

That worked about as well as you might expect. I walked up on a thief, had to go back to my counter, call in the code and wait for the manager to come charging down. By then, the thief, with his stolen goods, walked right out the front door. When the manager showed up and found the thief gone, he got irritated at me! To make matters worse, as I stood by the door, looking out, the thief drove by laughing and waving his stolen stuff.

Damned if you did and damned if you didn't.

I worked at K-mart as the receiving manager, caught a thief stealing cartons of cigarettes off the back dock and went after him. K-mart approved. I grabbed up a 2x4 on my way through the pallet stack and he dropped the cartons as he ran to a waiting car down towards the end of the building and escaped.

However, even that bounced back on me a bit. The manager decided that when unloading the huge masses of freight, it needed to be brought directly into the tiny receiving bay, then put away, causing me all sorts of problems. We used to unload it on the dock, check it in, sort it out and then put it away because there was more room.

Though the girl was right. You are told all over the media to report any kid or pet locked in a hot car during the summer time. They feed you all sorts of horror stories about what can happen.

They just don't mention the assorted liability claims your store can face for you getting involved.

Remember JC Penny? That all started because some store employees from a different company chased a thief out into the parking lot and caught him. He put up a fight and one employee decked the guy.

When the cops came, the thief filed an assault charge. It actually went to court. Then he filed suit from jail against the store since the guy that hit him worked for it. That went to court also. He lost, but the store had to pay their lawyers a bundle.

Stores hate paying lawyers. Even if the cases are won, the bill can be huge, which is why so many stores settle out of court, right or wrong. Plus, it quickly became a thing for lawyers to drag out cases, for years sometimes, which enabled them to make millions.

These days, so many companies are afraid of lawsuits because of the expense and the fact that judges are allowing so many ridiculous ones through that they'll cut any employee loose who might be a liability, no matter how good a worker he or she is.

Years ago, cars had a separate light switch. Folks also parked and left their doors unlocked and windows down. Now and then, someone would forget to turn off their headlights. It was good form for a passerby to reach in, push the switch and shut the lights off before the battery drained.

I would not do even that today. You risk getting arrested or sued or both.

I mean, you're seeing how well the 'Stand Your Ground' law is working in Florida. Even if the defendant is found innocent, chances are he'll be bankrupt by the end of the mess. Not to mention that the dead kids' family will be able to file a wrongful death suit. He can win the murder case but loose the lawsuit.

Doing the 'Right Thing' today can be risky.
2013-07-11 01:42:09 AM  
1 votes:

Anastacya:
Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

Yikes, I'm on your side here, but your use of the "Mmmmkay?" cliché makes me want to coont-poont your entire family.

Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.


Ah, OK, so you are an asshole, then. Mmmmkay?
2013-07-11 01:33:46 AM  
1 votes:

Mentalpatient87: Sadly, I just plain don't take my dog on car rides for fear that some busybody superhero type will shatter my car window while I'm running into the gas station for a drink or something.. I understand the dangers, I've spent longer than some of these charts in hot cars myself. I think it's being blown out of proportion a bit.


As a dog lover that would not hesitate to break a window to save a dog that is in legit distress... I would say I agree this.

The "Vet in a hot car" video that people kept posting upthread is a good example. They never say how hot it is outside... how long the car was closed up before he got in it... and he's repeatedly laying the (comically oversized) thermometer on the farking dashboard. Yet... it still takes likes 20 or 30 minutes to get over 110 degrees. I had a crew of guys working at my job in 110 degree temps last week... in the sun. Nobody died.

And yes... I realize there's a difference.

All that said... I'll take the widespread overreactions over widespread apathy.
2013-07-11 01:05:58 AM  
1 votes:

haolegirl: Pray 4 Mojo: Bung_Howdy: To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all

Really?
"Your dog bit me... I'm suing you!"
"Why did you stick your hand in my car?"
"I didn't. I was walking by and minding my own business when your dog jumped out of the car, ran over to me, jumped up, bit me on my hand, ran back to the car, jumped through the window and then dribbled my blood from his mouth on the door."
"ORLY?"

If the liability of this concerns you... you should not own a dog.

Lmao!! I suppose that could happen, however...i had a friend with a Doberman who got ahold of a guy trying to steal the radio out of my friends motor home, 114 stitches later and I'd be willing to bet the guy learned his lesson. Friend was an ex-prison guard with tons of cop friends, never lost a minute of sleep over liability.


LOVE all animals. Had many a (well trained dog) over the years with no issues (heat or otherwise)

BUT in today's litigious society, I worry about damn near everything. Just playing devils advocate. Not a far stretch to claim a dog jumped out of fully open vehicle window and bit someone (even if it went down differently). I'll bet the azzhole would win, too... I would have felt uncomfortable ever leaving (even my well trained) dogs with fully rolled down windows. Too many random variables (sirens, loud noises startling them, animals passing by, fatties with food, dipshiats who want to pet animals in cars, etc.)

/used to have the luxury of a lawyer on retainer
2013-07-10 11:46:59 PM  
1 votes:

RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??


I don't think you actually understand the physics of car heat, or physics at all.
2013-07-10 11:44:47 PM  
1 votes:

Katolu: AverageAmericanGuy: Goddamned busybodies.

Yeah, just like the anti-abortionists trying to get up in a woman's business. Busybodies.


Yeah because stopping someone from murdering their child is the equivalent to a dog in hot car? Sicko.
2013-07-10 11:40:42 PM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??

The windows that are inside the doors after they are rolled down are magnifying sunlight?


You leave your car with the windows rolled all the way down? And your pet stays inside?? Or you just don't have a pet at all, and are talking out of your arse?
2013-07-10 11:21:19 PM  
1 votes:
Use your smart phone to record the animal locked in a hot vehicle to document the inhumane treatment of the animal. Call 911 and report it and tell them you are going to rescue the animal by breaking the window. When the owner shows up or the cops and give you a hassle over it, you've saved an animal's life and documented the offense. Provide the video footage to local media outlets that shows the vehicle, the license plate and a wide shot of the car with the animal in distress.

When the cops come charge the animal owner with cruelty to animals.

I just learned that you can bring your service animal inside with you and the business is by law forbidden to ask any questions about your service animal or your condition. If they do, they just broke the law and can be sued.

Animals have rights people. It's up to us to step in and help them.
2013-07-10 11:10:04 PM  
1 votes:

Hagbardr: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Hagbardr: Malacon: Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car

A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.

I've used a station wagon parked in full sun on a hot day to sterilize bedding and clothes while fighting a bedbug infestation. It works well.

I''m not zactly sure that's the kind of story you share to impress people

I live in a townhouse. If the neighbors get bedbugs, I get them too. I was successful in killing them off but lost a lot of sleep for weeks. Those farkers just laugh at you if you use the pyrethrin sprays and bombs. I ended up using shiatloads of caulk, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and Alpine Dust to get rid of them.


I've seen a few horror shows documentaries about bedbugs in America. You can have done nothing wrong and still have a bedbug infestation.
2013-07-10 11:03:03 PM  
1 votes:

RealFarknMcCoy2: A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun.


I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshiat on that.
2013-07-10 10:48:32 PM  
1 votes:
I love all the people in this thread who would just keep their head down and follow the bosses orders. You would have made great guards at Auschwitz..
2013-07-10 10:43:27 PM  
1 votes:

ski9600: RealFarknMcCoy2: Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun. I'm talking less than 15 minutes. DO NOT leave your dog in a car if it's over 70 degrees outside. If you get delayed, and someone doesn't come along and get the dog out, you could come back to a dead or dying dog.

Ok, I can see this in Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, etc.  You've got to realize that this person is a dog lover and wanted to take the dog on an adventure.  And this adventure occurred in Canada.  That place is not similar to the heat index than somewhere like Las Vegas.


The internets say it was about 80 degrees last week in Kemptville, Ontario.
2013-07-10 10:39:54 PM  
1 votes:
It also depends on the type of dog as well.

I have a male 80lb Boxer and a female 120lb Neo Mastiff/Boxer Cross.  Come summer time and the Boxer grinds to a halt.  Because of his shorter face he can't breath as well, meaning he can't cool down as efficiently in the heat.  THe mastiff is fine with pretty much all temperatures.

That said I wouldn't leave them unattended in a car in the summer time.  That said, a week ago I had to stop off somewhere while I was driving them, I just left the car running with the AC cranked up, sure it doesn't make me Enviro-king of the year but at least they were safe for the 5 minutes I was gone.

And this winter when I was having battery problems with my car I would start it at home with battery charger, then drive to the store with them in it and then leave the motor running while I did my errands.*  I don't feel too too bad about it though because everyone around here leaves their car/truck running in the winter.  When the temperature reaches -40, plus the wind chill, you never know just how likely your car is to start again.

*/Don't even bother locking it because they're not really inclined to place nice with strangers.
2013-07-10 10:33:39 PM  
1 votes:

GreenSun: I think the employee was wrong this time. The owner can't obviously bring the dog inside the store so he left an opening in the window for the dog. A truly bad owner who doesn't care about his dog wouldn't even think about rolling down the window. That employee is overly sensitive, most likely because she loves dogs a lot. It's not something you call the police for. There are far worse crimes happening around the city and a dog in a car with an open window isn't a reason to call them. No matter where you are, if it's hot in your city, then it's hot wherever you go, even if you leave that dog inside the house.


You know how I know you're either an idiot or a troll?
2013-07-10 10:29:41 PM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: i am a dog owner.  I would trade a job at wal mart for saving the life of a pup left in a car, no doubt about it.


Me too! In a heartbeat. Although honestly if I was working at Walmart it wouldnt take much for me to risk getting fired....
2013-07-10 10:27:23 PM  
1 votes:
In Ontario it is a crime to leave a dog in the vehicle with the windows up. The manager previously said there's nothing they could do which is a lie. The manager will be fired and the lady will have her job back in less than a week.
2013-07-10 10:24:13 PM  
1 votes:

LV426: I worked for a couple who was getting ready to divorce. To get back at her soon to be ex husband she locked his dog in her car on a hot day and killed it.

1. When I found out what she did I quit.
2. The dummy did it in her car and the dog did $2000.00 worth of damage to in inside trying to get out. Thanks to the insurance agent when he figured it out they didn't pay. In fact he reported her.

Terrible way to die. I can only hope she gets what's coming to her.

In AZ I see all the time and I'm shock to see it in the middle of summer here. So if you really love your dog LEAVE IT HOME. If not don't be surprised to find the windows broke out and your dog is now my dog and the police waiting for you.


Whatta f*cking coont. People suck, esp. those who leave their dogs in a hot car and asshole bosses who fire those who do the right thing. And if you defend these people, YOU suck too.

Good for this ex-Walmart worker. Hope she finds new employment soon.
2013-07-10 10:21:03 PM  
1 votes:

Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.


A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun. I'm talking less than 15 minutes. DO NOT leave your dog in a car if it's over 70 degrees outside. If you get delayed, and someone doesn't come along and get the dog out, you could come back to a dead or dying dog.
2013-07-10 10:18:59 PM  
1 votes:

Wall_of_Doodoo: Okay, as a dude who was raised in West Virginia, let me say this, 'the Walmart' is where things happen. Big city folk don't get this and to be honest, they don't get much.

I bet there's much more to this story. Was the dog there 5 minutes and some trifling' skank who recognized Cody's old lady's
Mazda and saw a chance to 'set shiat straight' cause Cody took her last monkey bar and Keystone before he went roofing for the day? Was the window actually closed or was it in a fixed position cause the knobs had been broken off and converted into a jury rigged on the go smoking pipe from which the dog got an equal share the whole time?

Don't over think what goes down at walmart, cause you either get it, or ya don't City boy.


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I know it's scary up there in that witness box but, t'ain't no need to fear me...BUCKAWK! I'm sorry. I thought you was corn.
2013-07-10 10:16:00 PM  
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I am owned by two rotten little ankle biters who aren't even technically mine.  I have a sunroof, so yeah it may be feasible if I leave that and the windows cracked, but I'd never take one or the both of them to Wal-Mart or anywhere else in my car where they do not have either constant airflow or AC, too darned hot.  One would probably croak due to age, the other one would probably get heatstroke at the least, even at 10-15 mins.  With temps close to 100 degrees and even with a white car, no way I'll do it.  Same thing when I had my Labs, they got to ride along in the breeze/AC and come out and sit on the sidewalk in the shade while I did my business or stayed home out of the monstrous heat.  Pity the ankle biters don't know the meaning of the word stay otherwise they'd get out a lot more in the summer for errand running. Gal shouldn't have lost her job, she did what was right.  Dogs do not have the capacity to sweat, so even a few minutes in extreme heat is bad news for them.  That, and wearing a fur coat year round.
2013-07-10 10:14:26 PM  
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LV426: [sad stuff]


That is a horrifying story.
2013-07-10 10:10:04 PM  
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mongbiohazard: Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.

We should always be following orders, even when they are immoral or illegal. Everyone knows if you're just following orders you're exempt from responsibility for your actions or inaction, both morally and legally.


He told her to come to him with an issue. She said no, I am going to call the cops and not come to you. How is that exempting her? He never said to not say anything, he simply said to see him first. While I appreciate your lovely sarcastic attempt to say that we should all be drones, telling your boss that you aren't going to report things to him and instead go over his head is generally grounds for firing anywhere.

But hey, we should all be edgy and stand up to our bosses because fark authority, yea!
2013-07-10 10:08:42 PM  
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safetycap: Click

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Or clack?

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That first guy is doing it wrong.  I have one of those tools and hitting the center of the window will just get you a rebounding tool.  Aim for about an inch in from the corner, and all you'll need to do is tap.
2013-07-10 10:05:13 PM  
1 votes:
Click

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Or clack?

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2013-07-10 10:02:18 PM  
1 votes:
I like how "If you see something say something." has turned into "If you see something shut the fark up or else we'll fire you for it." in this world.
2013-07-10 09:42:39 PM  
1 votes:
i am a dog owner.  I would trade a job at wal mart for saving the life of a pup left in a car, no doubt about it.
2013-07-10 09:41:09 PM  
1 votes:
Around here, the official police advice if you see a child or dog in distress is to smash the window.
2013-07-10 09:35:25 PM  
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Katolu: Meh, more Walmart shoppers should leave themselves in their cars.


More people should stop shopping at Walmart.
2013-07-10 09:26:30 PM  
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I'd bet good money that her personnel file is/was as thick as a Bible.  I don't care who you are, or what cause you're rallying for, you can't just farking tell your manager you're going to go above their head for anything and expect to keep your job.  Not that it excuses the person with the dog in the car mind you, but in this case, there's a damned good reason she's unemployed, and probably will be for a little while at least.
2013-07-10 08:50:02 PM  
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"He told me then that I was terminated, he wanted my vest, my badge, and to clean out my locker and that I needed to leave."


it sounds like she's always been a loose cannon, but this time she stepped over the line. How many times did her manager have to tell her the rules yet she insisted on operating by her own code. Well guess what, missy, that code of yours just got you your walking papers. I got the mayor breathing down my neck and reporters camping out on the front steps waiting to crucify me. Not to mention Sara's at her sisters with 3 sick kids and the insurance company is fighting me for the flooded basement. So I suggest you use this opportunity to clear your head, forget about the case, get your sh*t together AND GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY OFFICE NOW BEFORE I PERSONALLY DRAG YOUR ASS TO LOCK-UP!!!
2013-07-10 08:43:13 PM  
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"Wal-Mart manager is uncomfortable with the potential liability of having one of his employees policing the parking lot for dogs left in cars. Instructs employee to bring the information directly to management should it ever happen again. Employee refuses and leaves manager no other recourse than to fire her."

Ahhhh yes... accuracy.
2013-07-10 07:01:58 PM  
1 votes:
Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.
2013-07-10 06:59:40 PM  
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If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.
 
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